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Nutanix delivers web-scale IT infrastructure to medium and large enterprises with its software-driven Virtual Computing Platform, natively converging compute and storage into a single solution to drive unprecedented simplicity in the datacenter. Customers can start with a few servers and scale to thousands, with predictable performance and economics. With a patented elastic data fabric and consumer-grade management, Nutanix is the blueprint for application-optimized and policy-driven infrastructure.

Nutanix vs. VSAN Performance – Part 4 (or why Chuck and EMC are Deathly Afraid of Us)

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We have recently suffered through several blog posts from Chuck Hollis, EMC’s chief blogger and strategist on loan to VMware. Chuck released these blog posts to coincide with (and distract from) our first .NEXT user conferencein Miami earlier this month. We declined to respond to them at the time. Our company was proud to be launching its […]

Ask a Wikibon analyst: Can Nutanix challenge the virtualization leader?

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A feisty Nutanix, Inc. came out swinging at its recent user conference, taking on virtualization kingpin VMware, Inc. and seemingly setting its sights on Amazon Web Services in its bid to make data center infrastructure invisible. Nutanix, which is perhaps the hottest startup in the converged infrastructure market, introduced a hardware-agnostic implementation of the software powering […]

The Power of “Just Right”: Nutanix and VMware Solutions for End-User Computing

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The Swedish language has a word “lagom” that means “not too much, not too little”, or loosely interpreted as “just right.” There is probably not a better word out there to describe IT architects’ and administrators’ goals for their end-user computing environment, delivering virtual desktops and applications for a mobile, global workforce. Having collaborated over […]

Dell reliability + Nutanix innovation makes for a strong team

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Production collaboration between industry veteran Dell, Inc. and newcomer Nutanix has led to the Dell XC Series having the fastest pipeline ramp in Dell history. Speaking at the first Nutanix user conference, Travis Vigil of Dell Storage stated, “The storage aspect of what Nutanix does is absolutely critical to the success of software-defined and hyper-converged […]

Creating an iSCSI Datastore on vSphere backed by Nutanix Acropolis Volumes API 

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In NOS 4.1.3 release we added a whole bunch of new features in Nutanix platform , one of the noticeable feature in the release was the Acropolis Volume Management through APIs in tech preview, What is it ? The Acropolis Volumes API exposes back-end NDFS storage to guest operating system, physical hosts, and containers through […]

Nutanix brings back the weekend

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Nutanix is “the most disruptive and liberating technology that I have used in the last 10 years,” proclaimed Bob Love, director of Information Technologies at Bottomline Technologies, a financial services focused software as a service. The Nutanix system delivers “high availability” and “ease of management,” Love reported to theCUBE’s Dave Vellante and Stu Miniman at […]

Will Nutanix win the new enterprise platform computing race?

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Ravi Mhatre, founder and managing director of Lightspeed Venture Partners, talked to theCUBE during Nutanix .NEXT 2015 about the future of enterprise platform computing and how Nutanix has the potential to become the next multibillion-dollar company to emerge from the Lightspeed core enterprise investment sphere. Mhatre sees fundamental changes occurring in the current data center […]

Erasure Coding-X (EC-X): Predictably Increase Usable Storage Capacity

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Now that the dust has settled from our inaugural .NEXT user conference, its time to go into the details of a technology that we briefly discussed called Erasure Coding–X (EC-X). Customers can now deploy EC-X in non-production environments by upgrading to Nutanix Operating System version 4.1.3, which released recently. Jump to this blog post to read about […]

Nutanix’ Broad Infrastructure Play

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Nutanix announced a "next-generation Xtreme Computing Platform (XCP)" to deliver what it is calling "invisible infrastructure." What the company was really announcing was Acropolis, what the company calls a virtual computing platform, and Prism, an infrastructure management tool. At first glance, Nutanix appears to be positioning itself to offer a complete stack of systems infrastructure […]

Nutanix .NOW: Partner Awards

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Nutanix just wrapped up an exhilarating week in Miami where we held our first annual .NEXT User Conference, and our second annual Nutanix .NOW Partner Summit. We continue to be blown away by all the growing support as we deliver the Nutanix Xtreme Computing Platform (XCP) to the market: 960 attendees for the .NEXT User Conference who […]

Nutanix: NOS 4.1.3 is now Generally Available

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This has been a very busy week for us. While some of us were busy at .NEXT, our inaugural user conference, engineering has been hard at work pushing out another huge release of our software. Nutanix Operating System 4.1.3 is now available to all our customers. As a part of the 4.1.3 release, in addition […]

How to expand vSphere cluster on Nutanix

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How to expand vSphere cluster on Nutanix Few days ago  I was helping on of my colleagues to expand vSphere cluster on Nutanix. Here is the scenario. Existing Nutanix and vSphere cluster is based on IvyBridge processors. After sometime customer would like to expand its existing Nutanix deployment by adding several Nutanix and vSphere nodes. […]

Simplification – Reducing Operational Costs by Reducing Clicks

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As I came out of the keynote at the Nutanix .NEXT conference, one thing that really hit home about the message of Nutanix and many vendors, is that reducing the clicks is reducing the cost. In my day-to-day work, I spend a good portion of my day looking into automation and reduction of manual workloads. Quite simply, […]

Nutanix and Acropolis: Should VMware Be Worried?

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This week Nutanix officially announced Acropolis, their hypervisor based on KVM.  As expected there has been a lot of fanfare and hype about this release….but should VMware, the obvious incumbent in this space, be concerned? The short answer is that VMware should be concerned.  But it’s less about Acropolis and more about VMware, their customers, […]

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